Despite the rumors, the 2021 Ford Edge won’t receive a complete overhaul. Most likely, the current generation will carry on for a couple of more years. Those are the latest reports about the model that has been launched four years ago and updated recently. The recent update has brought novelties in terms of aesthetics, as well as in terms of the interior design. Also, there is a new ST option, with a more powerful V6 engine.
The current model should be able to remain competitive in the next couple of years. The best we could see for the 2021 Ford Edge is a couple of new standard features. Some reports suggest that the company could replace the outdated infotainment system, but we believe that this won’t happen before the complete overhaul. When it comes to the release date, count on a typical time of a year, sometime in late 2020.
2021 Ford Edge Redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Ford Edge is expected to come without more important changes. It will carry on in the same way, which means riding on a good old CD4 architecture, which is quite reliable, though you may count on a lot of body roll once again. In terms of styling, we saw an update recently. The new model looks far better, as it adopts many elements of the brand’s latest design language. The front end is completely new, with new headlights, grille, bumper and much more.
On the inside, this model has also received a couple of updates, but the cabin is generally the same. The 2021 Ford Edge will carry on with the cabin which offers a decent comfort. It definitely isn’t the most attractive interior you can find on the market, but you may count on a sturdy design that promises great durability. In terms of the interior space, this is one of the more spacious models in the class. With two rows of seats in a mid-size SUV, you can count on plenty of legroom in both rows.
Also, the seats are pretty good, despite the model’s age. On the other side, a big complaint goes to the infotainment system. It may be easy to use and quite intuitive, but it definitely needs better graphics and more features. Also, SYNC 3 is available in higher trims and we don’t like that fact.
Despite that the infotainment system feels a little bit outdated, the Edge actually comes with a pretty decent list of standard tech features. A USB port, Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and FordPass Connect with a Wi-Fi hot spot are all standard features. In higher trim levels, you can also get the aforementioned SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, an additional USB port, HD Radio, a nine-speaker sound system, navigation, and a larger 8-inch touch screen.
In terms of comfort and convenience, base models come with cloth upholstery. However, many things are available in higher trims, including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel are available.
When it comes to safety features, this SUV stands pretty good. All models come standard with things like a rearview camera, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and a pre-collision warning, a braking system with pedestrian detection, post-collision braking and rain-sensing wipers. In higher trims, you can also get safety features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, lane centering, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking sensors, evasive steering assist, and parallel park assist.
2021 Ford Edge Engines
This aspect definitely won’t bring changes. The 2021 Ford Edge will carry on with two quite powerful engine options. Base models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower, which seems more than enough for a daily driver. If you prefer something peppier, there is the ST model, with a 2.7-liter V6, which delivers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission. Both engines are generally good, but we don’t like that too obvious turbo lag, which isn’t so typical for modern turbo engines. On the other side, the fuel economy is amazing. The base model returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. These are some of the best ratings in the class.
2021 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ford Edge sometime late in the next year. Bigger changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 30.000 dollars. Competition in the segment is quite tough, as there are models like Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.